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Man Featured on HCSO's Warrant Wednesday Arrested for Murder

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-135



 Man Featured on HCSO's Warrant Wednesday Arrested for Murder

A man featured on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office social media campaign, Warrant Wednesday has been arrested.
On June 9, 2021 HCSO announced an outstanding warrant for Joseph Stillitano, 31, with the charge of Murder in the First Degree Which Resulted From the Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Detectives were able to use tips provided by Warrant Wednesday, and information from surveillance cameras to locate Stillitano at the Rodeway Inn at 6510 US-301, in Tampa, on June 16, 2021.

"I hope this serves as a warning and reminder to anyone who is attempting to sell drugs in our community; just like Stillitano, you will pay the consequences for your actions." said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are so thankful for the community members who came forward with information which led us to locating and arresting Stillitano."

In addition to the murder charge, Stillitano is facing charges of Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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